Philadelphia Capitalizes on Federal Funds
The South Eastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA), utilizing Federal American Recovery & Reinvestment Act funds, is performing a $36.7 million renovation of the Broad Street Line’s Girard and Spring Garden stations.
This high destination stop, located in the 5th Council District, is reported to be 75 to 80 years old, and was in dire need of rehabilitation. The project consists of several structural and aesthetic upgrades and modifications that are in keeping with American with Disabilities Act (ADA) guidelines.
Participating in the groundbreaking ceremony were Henry Hunter of Senator Shirley Kitchen’s Office, Congressman Chaka Fattah, SEPTA General Manager Joseph Casey, and Councilman Darrell L. Clarke at Spring Garden Station.
Allrenovations are expected to be completed by year’s end.